Checking In...For ROW80
Lauralynn Elliot tagged me with the Eleven Random Questions!
OK, here are my questions for the people I tagged (and for those of you who weren’t tagged, but want to play). I actually kept a couple of Emma’s questions.
Who is your favorite author?
Well, I don't have only one favorite. Some authors I enjoy reading are, Treanor, Steel, Gray, Clancy, Kellerman, Twain, Austen, Tolstoy, Lewis, and now...James.
What’s your favorite color?
Again, I don't have a favorite. I like them all. I'll admit to being partial to white and off-white...maybe.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I'd like to live by the sea in a warm climate. Beyond that...there are so many good choices that it's hard to say. Italy, Greece, maybe?
How old were you when you had your first real kiss?
Ha! This is a great question. My first 'real' kiss came in the summer before my freshman year at school. The funniest part was that I was stunned! So stunned, in fact, that I stammered, 'What are you doing?'
Ummmm, not my finest moment.
Who is your hero?
I'll have to say my dad. It's his opinion I think I respect most.
Who is the sexiest person on TV right now?
I don't really watch television, except for late night Netflix with my sons once in awhile. My last favorite show (which I watched once the whole thing was ended) was Lost. Naveen Andrews is very sexy. So is Christian Bale.
Who is your favorite vampire?
Saloman, from Marie Treanor's trilogy of books, Blood On Silk, Blood Sin, Blood Eternal.
What’s your favorite beverage?
What’s your favorite food?
Yes. (ha ha. I love most all food...no favorite)
What would be your ideal job?
Writing romance novels. Oh! Wait...that is my job. :}
What do people do that annoys you the most?
I am the only woman in a house filled with testosterone....where do you want me to start??
1) Wipe the seat...ahem.
2) Keep bodily functions private.
3) Sit on furniture, don't lay....it smacks of sloth.
4) Use table manners.
5) Take shoes off before entering my house.
6) Have some couth.
7) Pick up after yourself.
8) Don't lie to me. Ever. (You may screw up royally....but don't lie. If you do, we're done.)
9) Be respectful.
10)Strive for better.
11)There are instances where cursing is apt and wholly appropriate. Use them then. Refrain at other times.
So....as you can see...the opposite of these things is what annoys me most...lol.
Writing A Book....
The writing continues. I've nearly finished chapter two...we'll see. Maybe by tonight. It's a long chapter, and there's been some tricky maneuverings to orchestrate. Love it! There's some fun banter going on between characters, leaving my hero looking around for his equilibrium. It's always nice to see that happen. My heroine is having her own issues, but not over the hero as of yet. She's resistant, not in a panicked way, but in a I'd-rather-not-go-there way. This is my favorite aspect about her thus far.
I have failed to type chapter one. Not. One. Word. Arrgh. I will endeavor to do better this week. I've been out and about, eating dinner, having drinks, and shopping my 'posterior' off - so work suffered this week.
Exercise is going along well. I've been swapping out days, squats one day, push ups the next. I've graduated to 40 push-ups (four sets of 10 one after the other with a 30 second rest in-between) and this makes me happy. I've seen my arms really change and tone up. Unfortunately, I've seen no major changes in my thighs. I don't really understand this, as I am cranking out 60-120 breaking parallel (butt below knees) squats every other day. I think I'll have to add weight. I haven't done one of my 'Death-by-insertyourexercisehere' workouts this week. I'll probably try a new one this week.
Things have been going along with my book tour also! I've made a few stops and found a couple blogs I'll re-visit. It's been fun. Reviews are beginning to come in for my newest book, The Third Fate. I like what I'm hearing - but the verdict is in. I've got to make these books longer! I've been a bit fearful of dragging out my story too much - or adding in too much and overwhelming the main story. (And let's not mention that I'm still growing as a writer...an epic is something I think I have to graduate up to achieve...lol) What I'm hearing is that I should let my pen loose and add in all manner of secondary character storyline and such. Exciting...I think. :}
Have a wonderful week, everyone! What are you stuck on? How have you succeeded and where are you dropping the ball? What make your writing a joy this week?
See you all next week!